- It's time to prune apple trees, thinning out old, thick branches and dead wood to open up the tree for spring. Watch
- If there's still snow where you are, take the opportunity to knock snow and ice off your shrubs, evergreens
and trees to prevent broken limbs.
- Buy garden seeds or look in your area to find out about Seedy Saturdays and Seed Exchanges, which are
a great way to find heritage varieties and meet local growers. If you're going to buy your seed from a seed company
or retailer, it's still early enough to get a broad selection.
- Before the end of the month, you can begin starting your cooler season crops such as onion, leeks,
broccoli, cauliflower and kale which are okay to transplant up to a month before last frost. It helps to
protect them with a row cover, but starting seeds in March is a good opportunity to lengthen your growing season.
- Start your dahlia bulbs inside using 1-gallon pots and a quality potting mix, which will give you a jump on their
- Get out to your local Garden Days or Festivals. Gardeners are emerging from their hibernation, and horticulture
clubs everywhere are getting active. If you aren't already a member, look up your local club and see what they are
offering...many have already started running workshops for the seas